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What are some means of subjecting Earth to a constant magnetic field imbalance capable of damaging or shutting down unshielded electronics?

I'm trying to make an alt-history in which electronics are constantly effected by higher-than-normal background magnetic effects - think a constant geomagnetic storm, except not necessarily caused by ...
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What would be the consequences for microelectronics if the Sun caused more coronal mass ejections?

Let's say that the Sun, instead of being the relatively tame star it is IRL, constantly sends out low-level but unpredictable coronal mass ejections that aren't enough to negatively affect life but do ...
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Can an asteroid go through the sun?

I'm looking into a story where the Earth is hit by an asteroid going very fast. This must be a complete surprise and I want to go a mile further than just giving the entirely valid solution of it ...
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How could physics possibly explain the sun hanging motionless in the sky?

Right at twilight, the sun stops setting. It just stays in the same spot in the sky permanently. What would have to happen in physics for this to happen? Would there need to be an event prior to this? ...
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If Earth started to lose mass, how would this affect its orbit around the sun?

Im building a world where the matter in the inner layers of the Earth starts to be replaced by a much lighter element causing earth to lose its mass. Would this eventually cause the Earth to leave the ...
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World building - Sky color, star class based on the color of the plants [duplicate]

Starting a new project here If my plant foliage is blue-green/turquoise and my under water plant are in the reddish-brown/ochre color - What color should the sky be (mid day and dawn/dusk) and what ...
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Hosting Life Near an Anti-Star

An anti-star is a star that produces energy via antimatter annihilation. As annihilation is 100% efficient at turning matter into energy, an anti-star the mass of the Sun produces 100 times as much ...